I wrote a review of this hotel in 2009. Since then we have been back to the Jeju Shilla numerous times and I thought I would provide an update. The Shilla is still the No. 1 hotel in the entire island. The staff are courteous and professional. The rooms and food are all top quality.
What visitors should know about are the omnipresence of small children - everywhere. If you are a parent of young ones (like me - 6 year old son) then this is not an issue. But if you are a business traveller or a couple, you should know that during the weekend there is a good chunk of families who come down from Seoul to Jeju for the weekend and this is where they all stay. This explains why the Parkview - as humongous as it has become - still has lines of people waiting for tables after 9 am.
Another relatively new feature of the hotel is the Glamping/Camping Dinners. Basically the hotel has set up several tents and have outfitted each tent with a dinner table and a barbecue. They provide an icebox full of food to be grilled (abalone, sausages, beef, veggies, pork) and also provide some additional side dishes. You can then retire to the tent or have your kids run around in a small playground set up in the middle of the tents. Glamping ("glamour camping") is a more expensive set up where there is a large sofa, a record player and an electric fireplace set up in a larger tent. It's fun to try once. Most people especially from North America will probably scratch their heads at why Koreans will pay USD 150-300 per person just to get a tent and a grill.
In terms of activities we have come back here so often we don't really hang out at the hotel anymore. After breakfast we meet up with our regular taxi driver (who is always parked at the hotel) and he has taken around all over the island. One of our favorite activities is to go to the port opposite the small island of Cha-gyi-do to rent a boat to go fishing. We have yet to take a boat trip here and come back empty handed.
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- Also Known As:
- The Shilla Jeju Hotel Seogwipo
- Shilla Cheju Hotel Seogwipo
- Shilla Cheju Seogwipo
- The Shilla Jeju Seogwipo, Jeju Island